Rotary Youth Leadership Team Continues to Thrive

Next Tuesday, May 10 at 12:15, at Calogero’s Restaurant, 919Franklin Avenue, Rotary will host Rylarian Michael Fuentes to give members and guests an account.  Our Club supports and sponsors the world-wide RYLA program and its mission.  Run by students FOR students, RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where kids can develop their skills as leaders and build their confidence while having fun.

Each year, Mineola-Garden City Rotary enthusiastically hosts representatives of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Team) who report on the year’s activities.

A gathering of Rylarians at an end of summer event before the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Begun in Australia in 1971, RYLA has expanded all across the globe.  Its mission is to teach our future leaders how to handle obstacles they will face in the real world.  RYLA participants learn the values and benefits of leadership, motivation, goal set-esteem.

Past RYLA students have spoken of how the RYLA experience has helped them to learn how to exchange ideas and work together while having so much fun at the same time.  Many students have developed lasting friendships and say they have learned lessons in life they could not have experienced anywhere else.

Traditionally, , high school sophomores throughout our District 7255 apply for Spring RYLA in Riverhead.  Summer RYLA is a two-week away conference.   It will be interesting to hear how RYLA addressed this schedule throughout the pandemic.

The Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club encourages participation from sophomores from both Garden City and Mineola High Schools.  Parents of sophomores who would like information about how their students may register for future RYLA may join us on Tuesday to hear Michael Fuentes tell of his experiences while enjoying a great Calogero’s lunch of choice (fee $35).  To reserve, please  email Diane Marmann, Club president at

Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and of Cultural and Recreational Affairs
to speak on May 24

Paul Blake, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Cultural and Recreational Affairs will enlighten Rotarians about the inner workings of Cultural Affairs and of the field of Recreation and Parks on Tuesday, May 24 at 12:15, at Calogero’s Restaurant, 919 Franklin Avenue.  To hear Paul’s talk and to enjoy a great Calogero’s lunch (fee $35), please email, Club president.

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